About Celie-Lu Books/ Contact

My name is Sam and I am a licensed psychologist living in New York. I am a self-proclaimed “nerd” who loves movies, music, comic books, and sci-fi novels and is willing to discuss the finer points in superhero lore.

I have always wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book for several years now. When my daughter was born, and I went on paternity leave, I decided that it would be now or never. I want to make books that are fun and informative. I primarily want books that my child can recognize herself in. Representation matters!

The name Celie-Lu came from both of my grandmothers, Mommy Celie and Gran Lulu respectively. I wanted to honor them and exemplify the principals of kindness and love that they taught my parents and in turn myself. 


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